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Harings, Matthijs
Portrait of a Woman with Long Hair Portrait of a Woman with Long Hair
1645 1645

The simple background and even illumination of this portrait allow for the showcasing of fine sartorial detail. Her appearance dazzles through its luxury: strands of imported pearls, bejewelled pendants, and metallic embroidery. The distinctive scalloped lace collar, accompanied by large golden accessories, also appears in a 1641 portrait by Rembrandt. As Harings worked in distant Friesland, he likely never saw Rembrandt’s portrait in Amsterdam. Haring’s painting thus documents the taste for this fashion in the northern part of the country.

 
Harings, Matthijs
Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1593-Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1667 Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1593-Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1667
Portrait of a Woman with Long Hair Portrait of a Woman with Long Hair
1645 1645
Oil on panel Oil on panel
66.0 x 55.2 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013
56-003.19

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